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  • Description

    There are many nuances to Florida Defamation Law. This CLE course will explain those nuances with a specific focus on identifying viable cases, the value of those cases and the work that must be done in order to overcome the litigation issues that are unique to Florida Law Defamation cases. The course will explain the many elements of defamation, defense options, statute of limitations and special media defendants. The status of contemporary case law and how courts are determining the relationship between First Amendment and privacy rights will also be presented.

  • Instructor Bio

    Mauricio Arcadier

    Mr. Arcadier is a board-certified attorney with 23 years of experience in the areas of commercial litigation, employment law and defamation. Maurice Arcadier is the managing partner of the Law Firm of Arcadier, Biggie and Wood, PLLC ( In 1999, Mr. Arcadier opened his private law firm. Mr. Arcadier started as a general practitioner and trial attorney. In his practice, Mr. Arcadier was involved in the resolution of many business and employment law issues and subsequently, in 2006, limited his practice to business and employment law at both the Federal and State level. Maurice is Board Certified by the Florida Supreme Court as a Specialist and Expert in the field of Labor and Employment Law. Maurice achieved an AV rating of preeminence through, and Martindale-Hubble / Lexis Nexis. In addition to specializing and litigating business and employment law cases, Mr. Arcadier is the managing partner of the law firm, an eight-member attorney law firm in Melbourne, Florida. As managing partner, he is responsible for the day to day operation of the firm, as well as supervising the work of staff and attorneys. He has also been part of litigating large and interesting cases including sexual harassment cases, Whistleblower cases, Collective Action FLSA cases, and a Class Action Discrimination Case. Check out the media section to see the Larry King interview, Fox News, Eyewitness News, and other contemporary media venues where he has participated and represented in with his clients. Currently, he is the managing partner of a 7 attorney law firm with three offices in Florida, including Orlando, Boca Raton and Melbourne Florida. Mr. Arcadier specializes and is board certified in Employment Law and has extensive experience representing clients in the areas of business law, export and ITAR compliance, and commercial litigation. When not representing clients, he mediates cases helping parties resolve their difference. Mr. Arcadier has been certified by the Florida Supreme Court to serve as a Circuit Court Mediator, and a Florida Foreclosure Mediator. US Supreme Court Maurice is licensed to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, the Florida Supreme Court, The Southern and Middle Districts of Florida, and the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. Maurice Arcadier graduated from the University of Florida with honors and received a JD/MBA joint degree in 1997. Mr. Arcadier also received an International Law degree from Tulane/La Sorbonne in 1995, and a Bachelors of Arts in Economics in 1994.